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Jan 17, 2013 5:00pm EST
environment for those stocks. i think lmomentum continues there. >> you are seeing flows into materials and technology, but a flo flow out of staples and health care, correct? >> it's clear as day. for etf investors, all risk on and out of risk off. we've seen a billion dollars flow out of telecom, utilities and a couple billion dollars flow into the risk on sectors like materials, industrials and tech. that's where investors are placing their bets for this earnings season. at least etf investors and so far it's paid off. >> matt, it's tim. how about the etfs that correspond to treasury movements last year, this was a trade that everybody got on, because everybody assumed rates had to go higher eventually. where are people lining up in this? this ite >> we should look very closely as what investors are doing in the bond space. i think they are taking a hands off approach. they are certainly shortening their duration and they are actually outsourcing their active management into funds like bond. we are seeing those active strategies. a lot of investors are throwing up their hands, saying
Jan 16, 2013 5:00pm EST
to understanding the overall environment. but for the stock, the company's full year guidance, which we expect to hear, probably matters more so i'll be watching that. longer term, analysts need better evidence that intel really can gain ground in tablets and smartphones where so far, chip giant just hasn't made a dent. back to you. >> thank you for that, jon fortt. the other issue is inventory. that's been rising as a percent of revenues since the third quarter of last year. and that is -- they have to scale back production in order to cut back the inventory. >> they are so poorly positioned in the tablet space, tabletting are destroying laptops right now. if you talk about emerging market growth, it's again, back to that apple story. it's as a much lower gross margin. intel guided gross margins to 57%. that's the lowest since q-3 2009. i don't think it's a good press. it just rallied 10% off the november lows, but it's kind of in no man's land. you really need to get a sense how they are positioned. don't forget, they are looking for a new ceo. in november, their current ceo announced retire
Jan 16, 2013 4:00am EST
the question people ask is, can we see anything from the fourth quarter that will tell us what the environment in 2013 is like. i guess my answer to that would still be no. fiscal cliff issues, europe, the election, tropical storms, et cetera, and there's still no real clarity on what the business models, investment banking are going to look like as we head toward three. it's going to be much better numbers than a year ago. numbers are going to be slightly down versus the third quarter. and -- to my mind, there's still really nothing we'll be able to take away from the numbers in terms of -- >> which is frustrating because we're at a time when we are trying to re-evaluate what the model is going to be, what earnings will look like going forward. in your view, what is -- what is the investment case for these investment banks today? >> well, the investment case for an investment bank is that when they work very well, they are extremely capital -- if i advise a company and get a fee for ecm or m&a deal, it requires no capital, and i get a lot of money. that's very attractive. the second thing is
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